Area of origin: Central Asia, Balkans.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 8 m (26,2'), width up to 10 m (32,8').
Soil Type: Rich, well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to - 32°C..
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The 5 petaled white flowers appear on the branches before the leaves in March and April. The red-yellow edible fruits are sweet. Bigger than cherries they measure 2-3cm (0.8-1.8") in diameter. This tree is planted alone in parks and gardens or within a mixed country hedge. It is also used as grafting stock for fruit trees.
The Prunus cerasifera is used in the following hedges:
• Country Hedge 'Pierre'
• Wind Break Hedge